As a facility manager, maintenance manager, or building owner, the safety, reliability, and repair costs of the facility are a concern. Annual infrared electrical testing is critical, and it can increase safety and prevent unwanted power failure.
Thermography inspections of electrical switchgear, distribution systems, and mechanical equipment are cost-effective. This is a non-destructive technology and will not require power shut down.
Infrared thermography is used to perform preventive inspections of electrical systems, switchgear, and transformers at commercial, institutional, manufacturing, and medical facilities. The report provides a baseline of the current status of electrical systems, and it detects urgent repairs and recommended scheduled service needs.
What is the benefit of infrared electrical inspections?
Loose or dirty electrical connections and other electrical anomalies can cause power outages or damage equipment and result in a loss of revenue. Infrared America LLC can inspect the electrical panels, transformers, switchgear, and other electrical systems to detect issues before there is a costly outage. Thermal imaging can detect overheated areas in the electrical system that are not visible to the human eye and could be a precursor to a larger issue.
The detailed resulting report provided by Infrared America LLC is a great aid for electricians and reduces downtime by pinpointing the exact problem area in your electrical system. Infrared America LLC uses a high-power FLIR T660 640x480 infrared camera for all inspections in order to provide sharp infrared images to our customers.
Infrared America LLC offers a number of other applications apart from electrical troubleshooting as well. For example, thermography of mechanical systems can detect the heat created by excessive friction, overheating motors and barring, low slope roof scan for moisture, infrared energy audits, etc.
The left infrared image below shows a fuse panel with a single fuse overheating. The right image shows a digital image of the same panel with no visible issue.